Seed Shortage 2021

While it may still be deep winter in many parts of Canada (and we did get a healthy dump of snow in Victoria last weekend) now is the time to start thinking about our backyard gardens.

Black History Month

Black History Month Let’s talk about race and food insecurity February is Black History Month and we’d like to use our platform to highlight a long-standing issue in Canada: the intersection between food insecurity and race. We know that food insecurity adversely affects Black communities (to the tune of 3.5 times more often than white … Continued

The importance of winter tree care

Caring for fruit trees during dormancy Shh—they’re sleeping! As trees on Vancouver Island shed their leaves, did you know that they are preparing for dormancy? Also known as the resting period, the dormant season occurs during the early winter months when the amount of daylight decreases and temperature drops. Trees slow their growth and buckle … Continued

See you next year!

After a busy harvest season and a long, long year, we’ve decided to give ourselves a break. From December 25 through January 3, we will be out of the office (and that includes home offices, too).

Deck the halls with medlar

Did you know there is a medieval fruit among us? There are a couple of places in Victoria where you’ll happen across medlar trees.

Giving Tuesday

While the harvest is complete, our work is not finished. There is always something to be done, especially as this year winds down and we begin preparing for 2021. In the upcoming year, we will continue to plant seeds in our community (both literally and metaphorically).

Volunteer opportunity!

Our Board of Directors is in need of two new members: Treasurer and Member at Large.

Seed saving FAQ

Whether you’re new to seed saving or a seed saving expert, you may have a few questions about the best way to use our Seed Library resource.

Is your fruit really ripe for the picking?

This year, fruit is running a bit behind schedule. Mother Nature has put her thumb on the scale and while our tree stewards have managed to keep accurate records from years past, in response to changes in the season fruit is ripening a week to ten days later than expected.